TV Repair Questions? Ask a TV Technician for Answers ASAP
Hello, I’m Nathan, and I’ll be assisting you today. My livelihood depends on your positive feedback, so your satisfaction is my highest priority.
Sorry to hear you're having trouble.
Unfortunately the options here are pretty limited. The tv has no specific adjustment for the scart volume as it is meant to be a line level connection to an external recorder primarily.
While some tvs have an audio output setting that can be adjusted to fixed/variable, that would apply to the red/white analog outs or the headphone outs anyway.
Your compilot should have a regular red/white stereo connector or 3.5mm minijack connector as well. Assuming so, please try using those ports, rather than the scart socket.
If you still don't have sufficient control that way, then your next option will be to forego the direct analog connections to the tv, and instead to use an external connection via the digital audio out.
This can connect to the optical port on back of the tv. It then will output a low line level connection as well as an amplified headphone connection with an adjustable volume control that would suite the desired use with your compilot, without affecting the volume through the tv speakers at all.
Thanks for your answer. Unfortunately I am having difficulty reading it as it is displayed between two touching up and down arrows so I can only read one line at a time and not all the lines at all as they jump when I click on the arrows. I am sure there is a simple way of opening the area but I have tried all I know (not much I'm afraid) with no success. I am registered blind, having only one working eye. This one has very little peripheral vision so it took me a long time to work out where your reply was. Could you explain how to open the area with the reply on or send it in a different format. Sorry to be a pain. I have to go and get my father, who has dementia, ready for church now, then cook Sunday lunch and we are visiting my son this afternoon so I am unlikely to have much time to access the TV today. I should have time tomorrow to try out your suggestions as my husband will be at work. Due to my disabilities it takes me a long time to do things but I usually get there in the end if you can bare with me.
I am resending the info in another format, per your request.
Thanks, ***** ***** more sense when you can read all the lines! I think I will order the 'Lindy' as it seems the most satisfactory long term answer if I have understood correctly. It will allow my husband to use the TV remote to control the volume to suit him and I would be able to control the volume to my hearing aids via the Compilot using the volume control on the 'Lindy'. Will I require any additional cables to make this work ?
I have ordered both items so hopefully this will work and I can leave you in peace.
Thanks for your advice and patience
Good Morning Nathan
I have now received the optical cable and the lindy box. I have plugged one end of the cable into the digital audio out(optical) socket on the back of the tv and the other end into the optical cable input on the back of the lindy and switched it to position 1. I have plugged a Cinch cable with the red and white ends into the line out sockets in the front of the lindy matching the appropriate colours, connecting the other end of the cable to the Compilot. (The Cinch cable was supplied with my Compilot).
The sound system on the TV is set as follows
Dual Sound Stereo
Speakers TV speakers
Headphone/Audio out Audio Out
Headphone speaker link On
Audio out Fixed
HDMI/DVI Audio Source Auto
Key Tone On
Start-up Sound Off
Digital Audio Out PCM
TV Position Table Top Stand
The Compilot is streaming to my hearing aids as normal, the TV volume is working independently as normal. Turning the volume control on the lindy makes no difference to either! Where have I gone wrong?
I am getting a louder sound than the normal TV volume through my Compilot as I was before but I cannot adjust it using the lindy. Adjusting the TV volume makes no difference to me which is as it should be - my husband needs to be able to adjust the volume to suit his needs. I have a small amount of volume control on my hearing aids and on the Compilot but it is not always enough depending on which channel or program I am trying to hear.
I have plugged the audio cable for 3.5mm jack sockets into the headphone socket on the front of the lindy. This takes me back to controlling the volume with the TV remote. The lindy volume control knob still does nothing.
I have a USB cable supplied with the lindy but no way of connecting it to the mains, presumably I need some sort of adapter, I'm assuming my Kindle HD charger will not do. I have found a 'pro power USB mains dual power supply' for £5.95 on Amazon, is this what I need?
Since fitting the lindy the signal from the Phonak TV link to my Compilot only works if I am close to the TV, I cannot sit in my usual chair without it cutting out. Before fitting the lindy I could go to the kitchen and still hear the sound ( it states in the instructions it should connect a distance of 30 metres) Is this likely to improve if I buy an adapter and plug it in to the mains or is this just a waste of time and money. Maybe I am trying to achieve the impossible.
I have tried both these connections in turn. Both have the same result, the good news - the volume control works, the bad news - it is accompanied by a loud buzzing noise and if the normal TV volume is switched on via the remote control, I can hear both but one slightly after the other like an echo on an outdoor loudspeaker system at a school sports day. I am disconnecting it for the time being as my husband wants to hear the TV and the echo and buzzing are not helping me at all!